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At a glance: Prelaw
Ohio Northern University’s prelaw program prepares undergraduates for law school and guarantees preferential treatment in admission to ONU’s Pettit College of Law. Any major may choose to participate in the prelaw program. To do well on the LSAT and in law school, prelaw students should acquire a well-balanced education, maintain a rigorous course load and consult often with their prelaw advisor. An education emphasizing critical analysis, logical reasoning, and written and oral expression provides an ideal background for law school. Many courses meet the criteria set forth in The Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools. Students are strongly encouraged to select specific courses after discussing their individualized prelaw program with the prelaw advisor. Visit the College of Law web site.
Students in the prelaw program gain admittance to the Ohio Northern University College of Law if they:
- Maintain an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0/4.0
- Score in at least the 75th percentile on the LSAT
- Pass the character and fitness review by the Admissions Committee of the College of Law and, pursuant to ABA Admissions Standards 501, are deemed by the law school admissions committee to appear capable of satisfactorily completing its program and being admitted to the bar
To take advantage of an automatic admission, a student must enroll in the College of Law in the fall semester immediately following the date that the student receives an undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern.
Phi Alpha Delta – prelaw honorary, Regional and National Mock Trial competitions, Regional and National Model United Nations competitions
In the spotlight
- U.S. News & World Report ranks Ohio Northern No. 2 among more than 300 Midwest baccalaureate colleges in America’s Best Colleges (2010).
- ONU’s College of Engineering is ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 undergraduate engineering schools in U.S. News & World Report, America’s Best Colleges (2010).
- Listed in Princeton Review’s The Best 371 Colleges 2010 Edition.
- One of the top 200 programs in the nation for creative students in Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers.
- Among the top 100 private four-year colleges and small universities in Peterson’s Competitive College Guide (2010).
- Named in Colleges of Distinction (2010), a guide profiling America’s most distinguished teaching-centered colleges and universities.